Paneer Tikka Masala

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Here's a classic Paneer Tikka Masala, one of the most popular veg restaurant style recipes. The flavors are not too overpowering but just as delish.
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Prep Time2 hours
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time2 hours 30 minutes
Served As: Dinner
Recipe Cuisine Type: Mughlai
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 4


  • 200 gm Paneer
  • 100 gm Curd
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1 tbsp Green Chilli Paste or ginger, or garlic ginger garlic
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 Onions sliced medium
  • 2 Tomato pureed medium
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Jeera Powder
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 100 gm Cream fresh
  • 2 tbsp Butter or oil oil or
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper chopped finely
  • to cup Coriander chopped garnish
  • 2 tsp Cashews roughly chopped


  • Cut the paneer into small cubes.
  • Temper the mustard seeds and shut off the flame and add jeera powder, bell pepper, Coriander powder and 1 teaspoon garam masala to it.
  • Take half of the mix and add to the curd.
  • Add the ginger garlic chilli paste, salt and mix well.
  • Add this to the paneer cubes and marinate it for about 1-2 hours in the fridge.
  • Heat a pan and add oil to it. Add the sliced onions and fry till light brown.
  • Add the remaining masala mix , red chilli powder and the tomato puree.Let cook till it looks well fried.
  • Add about 300 ml water and chopped cashews.
  • Let it boil on slow.Meanwhile grill the paneer in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Add this marinade to the boiling gravy.
  • Add remaining garam masala and adjust all seasonings. Add fresh cream and let it come to a boil.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with a naan, ghee paratha or boiled jeera rice.
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Anju Bhagnari
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